Euthanasia Services for Pets

Losing a pet can feel the same as losing any other member of your family. The grieving process can be overwhelming for anyone. When it’s time to discuss end of life care for your furry friend, our dedicated staff will be here to provide a listening ear and give the best advice.

What is euthanasia in pets?

Euthanasia is a humane way of ending your pet’s life. The procedure is only carried out by a licensed veterinarian. Euthanasia is also referred to as “putting down” your pet.

Is euthanasia right for my pet?

Veterinarians may recommend the procedure but the decision to euthanize a pet lies solely with the owner. You have spent many cherished years with your pet and you can notice when their quality of life is diminishing. A veterinarian will only recommend euthanasia when the patient is having chronic pain or illness and all treatments to remedy the condition have failed. At home, when your pet becomes less playful or their adorable traits start to disappear, you know their quality of life is low. If you’ve noticed your pet has become less of themselves, call our team at 403.936.4571 to discuss your concerns. We are always available to provide advice.

Will my pet feel pain during euthanasia?

No. To keep pets calm we give them a sedative before we administer medication to end their life. Our veterinarians have received special training to help them pass away peacefully so there will be no hiccups. When the injection is administered it immediately stops the heart, lungs and other organs from functioning. It’s over in less than a minute and the patient doesn’t feel any pain.

Last updated: Sept 17, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    4. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Langdon Veterinary Clinic